College Basketball Power Index

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The College Basketball Power Index (BPI) is a measure of team strength that is meant to be the best predictor of performance going forward. BPI represents how many points above or below average a team is. Strength of Record (SOR) is a measure of team accomplishment based on how difficult a team's W-L record is to achieve. Game predictions account for opponent strength, pace of play, site, travel distance, day's rest and altitude, and are used to simulate the season 10,000 times to produce season projections. Numbers update daily.

BPI Leader
Villanova
32-4
SOS Leader
Iowa State
24-11
SOR Leader
Kansas
30-4
NCAAM RPI Leader
Villanova
32-4
RKTEAMCONFW-LBPI RKSOS RKSOR RKRPI RK
1VillanovaNOVABig East32-413121
2North CarolinaUNCACC29-721365
3GonzagaGONZWCC34-139938
4FloridaFLASEC26-84161210
5West VirginiaWVUBig 1228-85341124
6LouisvilleLOUACC25-966107
7DukeDUKEACC28-97776
8KansasKUBig 1230-481813
9OregonOREPac-1231-5974149
10VirginiaUVAACC23-111052218
11UCLAUCLAPac-1231-41175916
12KentuckyUKSEC31-5124344
13PurduePURBig Ten27-713451520
14Saint Mary'sSMCWCC29-5141052517
15Wichita StateWICHMVC31-5151172731
16BaylorBAYBig 1227-71610811
17SMUSMUAmerican30-517802115
18MichiganMICHBig Ten26-1118232330
19WisconsinWISBig Ten27-919251732
20CincinnatiCINAmerican30-620722012
21Iowa StateISUBig 1224-112111622
22ArizonaARIZPac-1232-4226752
23Notre DameNDACC26-102391323
24Florida StateFSUACC26-924281913
25ButlerBUTBig East25-825211814

Glossary

  • BPI RK: Rank in the Basketball Power Index (BPI) among all Division I teams.
  • SOS RK: Strength of Schedule (SOS) rank among all Division I teams based on how a typical 25th ranked team would do against each team's schedule to date. SOS accounts for the game location, day's rest, travel distance, and high altitude in addition to opponent strength.
  • SOR RK: Rank of Strength of Record (SOR) among all Division I teams. SOR reflects the chance a typical 25th ranked team would have team's record or better, given the schedule on a 0 to 100 scale, where 100 is best.
  • RPI RK: Team's rank in official NCAA Ratings Percentage Index (RPI).

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